I found my abuser online.

I don’t think it was mentally safe for me to do this, and it was incredibly upsetting to see his face after seven years. I didn’t realise just how happy I was not knowing where he was and believing he could be in a prison or dead.

However, I have experimented with it and decided against it for more than just the reason that it makes me uncomfortable.

I never went to the police, so there is no evidence of what he did to me. With this, if I had this picture in my book, it could be accused of defamation of character, and cause me more stress than I wish.

Also, this project is about me, not him. I don’t want his face in it, he makes me feel physically sick.

This is as much about therapy for me as it is creating a body of work, so he will only be mentioned and his actions described.

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On the bright side, he has got fat and bald in seven years. It’s the little things you have to take away in life.

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